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Kenworth Road Train

Model of the Kenworth T900 truck in the Australian road train variant. Features proportional steering using the NXT unit, remotely locked fifth wheel, working turn signals, three trailers, lights and custom stickers.  

Datasheet:

Completion date: 14/05/2012
Power: electric (Power Functions / NXT)
Dimensions: truck: length 67 studs / width 20 studs / height 31 studs, trailer #1: length 103 studs / width: 18 studs / height: 28 studs, trailer #2: length 122 studs / width 18 studs / height 9 studs, trailer #3: length 97 studs / width 18 studs / height 24 studs
Weight: truck: 2.891 kg, trailer #1: 2.378 kg, trailer #2: 1.440 kg, trailer #3: 2.194 kg
Suspension: none
Propulsion: 1 x NXT motor geared 3:1
Motors: 3 x NXT motor

This model was based on the Kenworth T900 truck converted to an Australian road train version. At the same time, it was an experiment on merging NXT functionality with a Model Team look.

I have started by modeling a pure T900 truck, adding some modifications typical for road trains along the way. The result is neither a stock Kenworth T900 nor a classic road train, but it still fits within the wide array of customizations popular among Australian drivers (and sheep).

The heart of the model was a NXT unit located at the back of the sleeper module. Since the chassis was entirely taken by two NXT motors (yes, they are this big), the sleeper was actually where almost all mechanical and electric elements were housed. Among them was a third NXT motor used to lock and unlock the fifth wheel, the 8878 rechargeable Power Functions battery for powering lights and turn signals, a Power Functions IR receiver for controlling the turn signals and HiTechnic IR Link sensor for allowing the NXT unit to send commands to the IR receiver.

It may come as a surprise that the model had an IR receiver housed inside next to the IR link sensor, but it resulted from sensor’s poor IR range. I was initially hoping to be able to install the sensor on an external NXT controller, thus having a chance to add IR receivers and turn signals in the trailers too, but with a model of that size the sensor simply wouldn’t reach the truck and all trailers at the same time. Also, with all the effort put into steering the model over a Bluetooth link, it would be a waste to be limited by the poor IR range.

The model had just a few functions. Both rear axles were driven by a single NXT motor geared 3:1, and the front axle was steered by another NXT motor without a clutch. There was no suspension, as it would affect the look of the model and it was hardly needed since it was never supposed to leave my apartment’s floor.  The fifth wheel was locked and unlocked using a horizontal 40-tooth gear with a short beam on its side, driven by the third NXT motor located in the sleeper. By rotating the wheel, the beam would block and unblock the fifth wheel’s only “exit”.

The front turn signals were controlled remotely and operated by the software, that is by the NXT unit turning them on and off repeatedly using the IR Link sensor. I did not install rear or any other turn signals for the fear of compromising the truck’s look with too many exposed wires and LEDs, but I have added working turn signals indicators on driver’s dashboard. I have also used the speaker of the truck’s NXT unit to honk (or rather beep) on command, and to beep while on reverse. It was a very simple thing and I have omitted it when trying to shorten the video.

The sleeper module was literally bursting at seams with electric elements and wires. There were three access hatches in it: top one for the 8878 battery, rear one for the NXT unit’s front panel, and a side one for taking the entire NXT unit out for battery replacement. The wires, especially the stiff NXT wires, proved problematic because they had to be arranged so as to allow moving the NXT unit out and back in. Eventually, the whole space at the back of the cabin was taken by wires and the side access hatch tended to stick out a little.

The entire set-up, that is the truck and three trailers, was controlled by a very simple external controller using another NXT unit. I have initially attempted to use the Hailfire Droid’s wheel as a steering wheel, but it proved unusable because using it to drive any regular gear wheel created very high gear acceleration which generated plenty of resistance. Gearing down in the latter stage was not an option, as a very considerable backlash in gear wheels was created. I was also tempted to build a pedal-like device to control the throttle, but with the NXT wires being quite short and impossible to connect in series, it proved pointless – I would have to keep such a pedal right next to the NXT unit.

The controller  was a variation of my NXT brick-to-brick remote, allowing proportional steering and drive with a speed control, as well as controlling all the remaining functions with touch sensors and NXT unit’s buttons. It was running the RobotC software, resulting in delay in the other NXT unit’s reactions over Bluetooth link. A secondary, more comfortable way of controlling the model was to use a computer with a gaming pad. Using a Bluetooth link and the RobotC software, it allowed to control the model with minimum delays and the gaming pad provided plenty of buttons and two analog joysticks which were used for speed-control for both drive and steering.

I was not fully happy with the model. Its functionality was troublesome, with a lot of effort required to start and connect the two NXT units, with delays in steering, and most importantly with the enormous amount of space taken by the NXT elements. Its look was somewhat compromised, with some simplifications in the bonnet and cabin’s roof area, and with the side air filters shortened to allow to open the bonnet up – the only alternative here was to cut the front bumper to move the bonnet’s hinge lower, which I didn’t want to do. I was afraid it was the kind of model that makes a good first impression, and goes downhill from there. Still, it was an interesting experience in using the NXT elements and in merging them with the PF ones.

Gaming pad control program:

#pragma config(Sensor, S4, HTIRL, sensorI2CCustom)
#include "drivers/HTIRL-driver.h"
#include "JoystickDriver.c"
tPFmotor SignalLeft = pfmotor_S4_C1_A;
tPFmotor SignalRight = pfmotor_S4_C1_B;

task Signals()
{
  while(true)
  {
    if(joy1Btn(2) == 1)
    {
      PFMotor(SignalRight, 7);
      nxtDisplayCenteredTextLine(5, " < [>]");
    }
    else if(joy1Btn(4) == 1)
    {
      PFMotor(SignalLeft, 7);
      nxtDisplayCenteredTextLine(5, "[<] > ");
    }
    else
    {
      PFMotor(SignalRight, 0);
      PFMotor(SignalLeft, 0);
      nxtDisplayCenteredTextLine(5, " <  > ");
    }
    wait1Msec(250);
    PFMotor(SignalRight, 0);
    PFMotor(SignalLeft, 0);
  }
}

task main()
{
  bMotorReflected[motorB] = true;
  bMotorReflected[motorC] = true;
  StartTask(Signals);
  while(true)
  {
    getJoystickSettings(joystick);
    motor[motorB] = 0;
    motor[motorC] = 0;
    motor[motorC] = joystick.joy1_y1 / 1.28;
    motor[motorB] = joystick.joy1_x1 / 1.28;
    nxtDisplayCenteredTextLine(0, "BATTERY: %3.1fV", nImmediateBatteryLevel / (float) 1000);
    nxtDisplayTextLine(2, "B: %d", motor[motorB]);
    nxtDisplayTextLine(3, "C: %d", motor[motorC]);

    if(joy1Btn(1) == 1)
      motor[motorA] = -100;
    else if(joy1Btn(3) == 1)
      motor[motorA] = 100;
    else
      motor[motorA] = 0;
  }
}
									

NXT-to-NXT control sender program:

#pragma config(Sensor,S1,touch1,sensorTouch)
#pragma config(Sensor,S2,touch2,sensorTouch)

bool leftturn = false;
bool rightturn = false;
bool soundhorn = false;

task BatLev()
{
  ubyte valueReceived[1];
  valueReceived[0] = 0;
  while(true)
  {
    cCmdMessageRead(valueReceived, 1, 1);
    nxtDisplayCenteredTextLine(0, "BAT: L%3.1f / R%3.1f", nImmediateBatteryLevel / (float) 1000, valueReceived[0] / (float) 10);
    wait1Msec(50);
  }
  return;
}

task Buttons() //0 = Gray Rectangle  1 = Right Arrow  2 = Left Arrow  3 = Orange Square
{
  nNxtButtonTask  = -2;nNxtExitClicks = 2;
  nxtDisplayCenteredTextLine(2, " <  > ");
  while(true)
  {
    if(nNxtButtonPressed == 1)
    {
      if (rightturn == false)
      {
        nxtDisplayCenteredTextLine(2, " < [>]");
        rightturn = true;
        leftturn = false;
      }
      else
     {
        nxtDisplayCenteredTextLine(2, " <  > ");
        rightturn = false;
        leftturn = false;
     }
    }
    else if(nNxtButtonPressed == 2)
    {
      if (leftturn == false)
      {
        nxtDisplayCenteredTextLine(2, "[<] > ");
        rightturn = false;
        leftturn = true;
      }
      else
     {
        nxtDisplayCenteredTextLine(2, " <  > ");
        rightturn = false;
        leftturn = false;
     }
    }
    else if(nNxtButtonPressed == 3)
    {
      soundhorn = true;
    }
  wait1Msec(350);
  }
}

task main()
{
  StartTask(BatLev);
  StartTask(Buttons);
  bFloatDuringInactiveMotorPWM = true;
  btConnect(1, "NXT2");
  while(true)
  {
    ubyte valueToSend[7];
    valueToSend[0] = nMotorEncoder[motorA];
    valueToSend[1] = nMotorEncoder[motorB];
    valueToSend[2] = SensorValue(touch1);
    valueToSend[3] = SensorValue(touch2);
    valueToSend[4] = rightturn;
    valueToSend[5] = leftturn;
    valueToSend[6] = soundhorn;
    cCmdMessageWriteToBluetooth(valueToSend, 7, 1);
    nxtDisplayTextLine(3, "Drive: %d", valueToSend[0]);
    nxtDisplayTextLine(4, "Steering: %d", valueToSend[1]);
    nxtDisplayTextLine(5, "Touch BLUE: %d", valueToSend[2]);
    nxtDisplayTextLine(6, "Touch RED: %d", valueToSend[3]);
    wait1Msec(50);
  }
}
									

NXT-to-NXT control receiver program:

#pragma config(Sensor, S4, HTIRL, sensorI2CCustom)
#include "drivers/HTIRL-driver.h"
tPFmotor SignalLeft = pfmotor_S4_C1_A;
tPFmotor SignalRight = pfmotor_S4_C1_B;
// config start
//bMotorReflected[motorA] = true;
//bMotorReflected[motorB] = true;
//bMotorReflected[motorC] = true;
bool buzzOnRev = true; // buzzing while on reverse
int steerAcc = 10; // steering accuracy margin (degrees)
// config end

int turnSignals = 0;

task Signals()
{
  while(true)
  {
    if(turnSignals == 1)
    {
      PFMotor(SignalRight, 7);
    }
    else if(turnSignals == 2)
    {
      PFMotor(SignalLeft, 7);
    }
    else
    {
      PFMotor(SignalRight, 0);
      PFMotor(SignalLeft, 0);
    }
    wait1Msec(250);
    PFMotor(SignalRight, 0);
    PFMotor(SignalLeft, 0);
  }
  wait1Msec(50);
}

task BatLev()
{
  while(true)
  {
    nxtDisplayCenteredTextLine(0, "BAT: L %3.1fV", nImmediateBatteryLevel / (float) 1000);
    ubyte valueToSend[1];
    valueToSend[0] = nImmediateBatteryLevel / (float) 100;
    cCmdMessageWriteToBluetooth(valueToSend, 1, 1);
    wait1Msec(50);
  }
  return;
}

task main()
{
  StartTask(BatLev);
  StartTask(Signals);
  nVolume = 3; // starting volume
  ubyte valueReceived[7];
  valueReceived[0] = 0;
  valueReceived[1] = 0;
  valueReceived[2] = 0;
  valueReceived[3] = 0;
  valueReceived[4] = 0;
  valueReceived[5] = 0;
  valueReceived[6] = 0;

  while(true)
  {
    cCmdMessageRead(valueReceived, 7, 1);
    nxtDisplayTextLine(2, "Drive: %d", valueReceived[0]);
    nxtDisplayTextLine(3, "Steering: %d", valueReceived[1]);
    nxtDisplayTextLine(4, "Touch BLUE: %d", valueReceived[2]);
    nxtDisplayTextLine(5, "Touch RED: %d", valueReceived[3]);

    // motorC (drive)
    motor[motorC] = 0;
    int afactor = valueReceived[0] / 5;
    if (afactor > 1 && afactor < 25)
    {
      afactor = afactor * 10;
      if (afactor > 100) afactor = 100;
      motor[motorC] = afactor;
      if (buzzOnRev == true) PlaySound(soundException);
    }
    else if (afactor > 1 && afactor > 25)
    {
      afactor = (51 - afactor) * -10;
      if (afactor < -100) afactor = -100;
      motor[motorC] = afactor;
      if (buzzOnRev == true) ClearSounds();
    }

    // motorB (steering)
    motor[motorB] = 0;
    int bfactor = valueReceived[1];
    if (bfactor > 1 && bfactor < 75) bfactor = bfactor;
    else if (bfactor > 1 && bfactor > 75) bfactor = (256 - bfactor) * -1;
    nxtDisplayTextLine(7,"Mtr B: %d/%d",nMotorEncoder[motorB], bfactor);
    bfactor = bfactor * 4;

    if (nMotorEncoder[motorB] < (bfactor + steerAcc)) while(nMotorEncoder[motorB] < bfactor) motor[motorB] = 10;
    else if (nMotorEncoder[motorB] > (bfactor - steerAcc)) while(nMotorEncoder[motorB] > bfactor) motor[motorB] = -10;
    else motor[motorB] = 0;

    // motorA
    motor[motorA] = 0;
    if (valueReceived[2] == 1) motor[motorA] = 100;
    else if (valueReceived[3] == 1)motor[motorA] = -100;

    // turn signals
    if (valueReceived[4] == 1) turnSignals = 1;
    else if (valueReceived[5] == 1) turnSignals = 2;
    else turnSignals = 0;

    // horn
    if (valueReceived[6] == 1) PlayTone(784, 50);
    else ClearSounds();

    wait1Msec(50);
  }
}

									

Work in progress photos:

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Photos:

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Video:

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Media reference:

8 studs, The Brothers Brick, The LEGO Car Blog

  1. Sariel
    February 20th, 2014 at 11:21 | #1

    @Carolyn Bligh
    You can’t buy it. It’s my own custom model.

  2. Carolyn Bligh
    February 20th, 2014 at 10:51 | #2

    Where can I buy a kenworth lego truck?

  3. Sariel
    January 3rd, 2014 at 18:46 | #3

    @David
    No, it’s not free.

  4. David
    January 3rd, 2014 at 17:35 | #4

    Where did you get the music? Is it free?

  5. David
    October 19th, 2013 at 02:08 | #5

    @Sariel
    Yes, Thank you very much kind Sir.

  6. Sariel
    October 19th, 2013 at 01:02 | #6
  7. David
    October 19th, 2013 at 00:18 | #7

    I hate to bother you with this but could you please tell what parts you used for the slope on top of the sleeper on the front outer edges? Thanks.

  8. Motor
    September 27th, 2013 at 20:15 | #8

    Could you please tell me the back ground song in this video.

  9. Sariel
    September 1st, 2013 at 18:31 | #9

    @Peter
    They are big enough, but the crane has no suspension pieces.

  10. Peter
    September 1st, 2013 at 15:58 | #10

    @Sariel

    thank you, but 62.4×20 tires arent big enough to build with them a model with suspension?

  11. Sariel
    August 31st, 2013 at 09:04 | #11

    @Brent
    You can’t get one.

    @Peter
    If you want suspension, definitely buy the Unimog.

  12. Brent
    August 31st, 2013 at 00:58 | #12

    Where can I get one?!

  13. Peter
    August 30th, 2013 at 19:27 | #13

    Hi,
    I want some help
    I am thinking in buying a new lego set( number 42009 or 8110) for parts, and later i would build something whit suspension .
    if I would choose the Crane, is there any kind of suspensions buildable whit the 62.4×20 tires, or I should cshoose the Unimog?

  14. Sariel
    July 27th, 2013 at 03:40 | #14

    @Alf
    No, thank you, it’s not really possible as the model no longer exists.

  15. David
    July 27th, 2013 at 01:21 | #15

    In some ways I also wish there were instructions for the truck just to see some of the smaller details and new ideas on how to get around certain issues that always come up, but in others I’m glad there aren’t. Without effort on our part there would be no real point in building it. Keep up the AWESOME work and enjoy the hobby.

  16. Alf
    July 27th, 2013 at 01:20 | #16

    Would you accept payment of $300 for the instructions only

  17. andrew
    May 30th, 2013 at 18:25 | #17

    @Sariel
    really,
    wow amazing

  18. Sariel
    May 29th, 2013 at 20:22 | #18

    @andrew
    All projects at this website are mine.

  19. andrew
    May 29th, 2013 at 18:28 | #19

    did you make the Kenworth Mammoet?

  20. Sariel
    May 27th, 2013 at 22:39 | #20

    @andrew
    It’s too heavy for a properly working suspension, and besides I was going to drive it on the floor only, so any suspension would be useless, really.
    Lego Digital Designer is a terrible idea. There is literally no worse program for making instructions.

  21. andrew
    May 27th, 2013 at 19:39 | #21

    Hi.

    well i saw this truck and it was amazing but you didnt put suspension on it and why.
    One thing could you get those bricks and make a model and instructions but if you get stuck finding the bricks use lego digital designer it will help you.
    thanks

  22. Mees
    May 6th, 2013 at 21:41 | #22

    Oké thanks, if i don’t get it right i will ask you

  23. Sariel
    May 6th, 2013 at 21:12 | #23

    @Mees
    The RobotC comes with a manual and a huge Help file. I suggest you start from there.

  24. Mees
    May 6th, 2013 at 20:38 | #24

    Wear do you fill in the codes for the nxt to game pad in the nxt programming program?

  25. Sariel
    January 23rd, 2013 at 22:36 | #25

    @Lamboguy59
    Well, it locks the fifth wheel.

  26. Lamboguy59
    January 23rd, 2013 at 22:16 | #26

    What does a 5th wheel lock do?

  27. Motor
    January 8th, 2013 at 20:29 | #27

    oh ok

  28. Sariel
    January 8th, 2013 at 18:20 | #28

    @Motor
    Obviously not.

  29. Motor
    January 8th, 2013 at 18:19 | #29

    could you?

  30. Sariel
    January 8th, 2013 at 07:46 | #30

    @Motor
    Do you expect me to make a building instruction in a comment for you?

  31. Motor
    January 8th, 2013 at 04:13 | #31

    ok, also if you wanted to put an XL motor in stead of a NXT motor how would you connect it to where it has the most power.

  32. Sariel
    January 7th, 2013 at 07:48 | #32

    @Motor
    Look at the second WIP photo.

  33. Motor
    January 7th, 2013 at 02:33 | #33

    Are the back wheels connected on a single axle with the differentials.

  34. Sariel
    December 28th, 2012 at 21:35 | #34
  35. adrian
    December 28th, 2012 at 20:34 | #35

    hi is there anyway you have instructions for this truck and if so can i have them emailed to me thanks

  36. Sariel
    December 23rd, 2012 at 09:50 | #36

    @Ken Liebgott
    Look at 4:24 in the video.

  37. December 23rd, 2012 at 03:03 | #37

    Are the chromed pieces that you used on the truck stock LEGO pieces? I have tried to find them on Bricklink but I am not able to. Can you tell me where I might find them? Thank you

  38. Scott
    November 30th, 2012 at 21:58 | #38

    Yeah true that.
    Awesome creations.

  39. Sariel
    November 30th, 2012 at 20:18 | #39

    @Scott
    Listen, it’s really simple: I have a job and a hobby. I don’t want to have two jobs and no hobbies.

  40. Scott
    November 30th, 2012 at 19:20 | #40

    Name your price, take pre-orders, and see if it is worth it for you to create the instructions. Let people be the judge if they want to buy/invest in making this model. You might be surprised.

  41. Sariel
    November 30th, 2012 at 10:55 | #41

    @scott
    Because it would take months of work, and in the end you there would be like 3 people in the world with enough pieces to build it.

  42. scott
    November 30th, 2012 at 07:25 | #42

    why don’t you create instructions and sell them? I’d like to build something like this.

  43. Sariel
    November 13th, 2012 at 07:55 | #43

    @NXT45
    Yes, this is RobotC, and this program is here on this page, right below “Gaming pad control program”.

  44. NXT45
    November 13th, 2012 at 02:04 | #44

    @NXT45 Yes but in the video at 3:47 it shows a computer program of a game controller what program is that? RobotC?

  45. Sariel
    November 11th, 2012 at 22:44 | #45

    @NXT45
    Right on this very page. Above the video and photos.

  46. NXT45
    November 11th, 2012 at 21:35 | #46

    Hi, I was wondering in the video it says that the joystick program is avaliable on your web site but I dont see it can you tell me where it is?

  47. Sariel
    October 15th, 2012 at 18:33 | #47

    @stephen alford
    I don’t think so, because even if I did, there would be very few people with enough pieces to build it. It’s an extremely expensive model to build. And a very complex one to make an instruction.

  48. stephen alford
    October 15th, 2012 at 13:58 | #48

    @Sariel
    Would u ever release instructions in the future?

  49. Sariel
    October 15th, 2012 at 12:48 | #49

    @stephen alford
    Thank you, but I’m not interested.

  50. stephen alford
    October 15th, 2012 at 11:33 | #50

    I don’t want to offend u but I would be willing to pay u $500 aud for just the instructions for this truck.

  51. Sariel
    September 5th, 2012 at 20:07 | #51

    @Austin
    Of course I don’t.

  52. Austin
    September 5th, 2012 at 18:54 | #52

    i am just simply amazed

  53. Austin
    September 5th, 2012 at 18:53 | #53

    Do you have the digital design on a file so i can build it my self

  54. September 3rd, 2012 at 16:00 | #54

    Simply Amazin! :)

  55. Sariel
    August 13th, 2012 at 15:34 | #55

    @jonasvlam
    I am NOT selling it. Thank you.

  56. jonasvlam
    August 13th, 2012 at 09:51 | #56

    how much demand there for you

  57. Sariel
    August 2nd, 2012 at 23:24 | #57

    @garrett
    I spent at least $1200 on pieces alone.

  58. garrett
    August 2nd, 2012 at 17:52 | #58

    I WILL PAY $400 FOR THIS TRUCK AND THE TRAILERS

  59. Jordan thomas
    June 25th, 2012 at 02:33 | #59

    @Sariel
    Yeah just saying I think you bought them all :\

  60. Sariel
    June 23rd, 2012 at 20:55 | #60

    @jordan thomas
    All wheels are fully chromed if this is what you ask.

  61. June 23rd, 2012 at 20:11 | #61

    Chrome Block Cityare all out of 62.4 X 20 in chrome silver wheels (the ones on this truck)

    oh and sariel are the inside wheels silver too? @Sariel

  62. madmax
    June 16th, 2012 at 19:32 | #62

    Hello Sariel .. great job, I’d say Lego masterpiece. it is a work of art … I saw him today and not end up looking and see photos from the various subjects that you used … amazing!
    Bellissimo. Bravo and congratulations ..
    :)

  63. Tank
    June 5th, 2012 at 17:33 | #63

    Amazing truck mate…i reckon it should have a smaller sleeper…longer wheelbase and double the fuel tanks……

  64. Sariel
    May 31st, 2012 at 18:41 | #64

    @Laurens
    Please… you can’t seriously think that Lego would be willing to release a behemoth of several thousands pieces, including plenty of NXT and PF elements, not to mention chrome parts that Lego does not produce. It’s NOT going to happen in a million years.

  65. Laurens
    May 31st, 2012 at 18:19 | #65

    why not?
    Then I can buy it. :)

  66. unknown
    May 31st, 2012 at 02:45 | #66

    very reflective

  67. Sariel
  68. Zheka
    May 30th, 2012 at 20:47 | #68

    Hi sariel!
    Where have you bought chrome bricks for this model?

  69. Sariel
    May 29th, 2012 at 21:06 | #69

    @Laurens
    Please, be serious.

  70. Laurens
    May 29th, 2012 at 19:43 | #70

    put this truck on “http://lego.cuusoo.com”!!!

  71. Sariel
    May 22nd, 2012 at 15:21 | #71

    @Black_Omega63
    Technic. More reliable, more comfortable.

  72. Black_Omega63
    May 22nd, 2012 at 13:14 | #72

    Wow, that’s a brilliant truck. The detail is amazing! What do you prefer, NXT or Technic, after a few MOCs? Once again, fantastic work.

  73. Minotaur
    May 18th, 2012 at 19:17 | #73

    Outstanding model Sariel! :) I do have to say that this is one of the best trucks you have made. :D

  74. Sariel
    May 18th, 2012 at 10:22 | #74

    @qwertyuiop
    Yes, clearly.

  75. qwertyuiop
    May 18th, 2012 at 10:06 | #75

    was that the “ghost ship” on the trailer at the end of the video?

  76. Sariel
    May 18th, 2012 at 08:18 | #76

    @David Luders
    No, but I’m tempted to go “Dark Knight” and flip the whole truck Nolan-style.

  77. David Luders
    May 18th, 2012 at 02:19 | #77

    What was that bazooka-like thing at the end of the video? I hope you’re not going to “The Dark Side”! :)

  78. Sariel
    May 17th, 2012 at 17:36 | #78

    @Ben
    Yeah, probably.

  79. Ben
    May 17th, 2012 at 17:13 | #79

    would this be a good tug for pulling stuff around?

  80. Sariel
    May 16th, 2012 at 22:27 | #80

    @Flidsager
    It’s a simple A4 gamepad, I believe any regular USB gamepad will work.

  81. Flidsager
    May 16th, 2012 at 21:49 | #81

    Hi Sariel!
    Fantastic Truck, you have developed there. Both the technic with the NXT, wich have inspired me to change my mind about using it in my recent moc. I’m a novice in NXT, but is has to be tried.
    Also the design is great as it allways is in your creations.
    I’m curios to know which kind of gamepad you have used, and where to get it?
    Kind greetings from Flidsager :-)

  82. Sariel
    May 16th, 2012 at 15:57 | #82

    @GuiliuG
    Because it will be disassembled soon.

  83. GuiliuG
    May 16th, 2012 at 15:56 | #83

    Great truck ! Why wrote you your article using the past,doing as if your model is disassembled? it trouble me :)

  84. Sariel
    May 16th, 2012 at 14:11 | #84

    @Huib
    This part of video was shot before I changed gearing.

  85. Huib
    May 16th, 2012 at 13:59 | #85

    Hey, verry nice truck! I have a question about the nxt motor. You say that you gear it down 3:1. But i only see 24th gears… Can you explain? Thanks!!

  86. random
    May 16th, 2012 at 11:40 | #86

    i meant to put in “in” sorry :0

  87. random
    May 16th, 2012 at 11:38 | #87

    I live Australia!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  88. tl8
    May 16th, 2012 at 11:21 | #88

    You appear to be missing the smell of cow poo. :P

    I only ever see shiny chrome on them on the back of another truck taking them to the dealer. They are generally pretty dirty.

    Anyway, nice work as normal. :)

  89. Alex
    May 16th, 2012 at 10:21 | #89

    this is serious competition to 2LegoOrNot2Lego’s truck models !! well done

  90. May 16th, 2012 at 09:49 | #90

    im lost for words that is simply amazing

    keep up the good work jerkerhead:)

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